Posted On 07 May 2015
Tag: Adam Freeland, aerial artists, aerial hoop, aerial silk, Atla Gadret, avant-garde, avant-garde circus, bearded lady, Bonobo, burlesque, California, Chet Faker, Chris Komoshko, circus, clowns, Coachella, Coachella 2015, Coachella Music Festival, contortionists, dancer, David Block, Dream Rockwell, DTLA, EDM, electronic, electronic music, electronica, elves, Empire Polo Field, Empire Polo Fields, exotic wonderland, Festival, fire poi, Glass Animals, Gorgon City, high-concept, Hip Hop, Indio, J. Phlip, Jai Wolf, jugglers, Kaskade, Kraddy, Live Performance, Los Angeles, Lucent Dossier, Lucent Dossier Experience, M.A.N.D.Y, Maggie Lally, Metaphase, Music, Music Festival, neotribal, Nikita Sorkin, ODESZA, originality, Palm Springs, post-apocalyptic, Rick Alick, Skrillex, snake charmer, spoken word poets, steam-punk, Stephan Jacobs, Super Tall Pall Of Helios Jive, sword swallower, Tahitian, The Do Lab, Thomas Jack, Tokimonsta, Transformation Station, trapeze, Tycho, Wonkers
As some of you may have heard, THE DO LAB was forced to cancel their SKRILLEX and KASKADE surprises, but they were still able to have some really special sets from secret guests CHET FAKER + BONOBO (w/ a back-to-back set), GORGON CITY, and THOMAS JACK, in addition to an already potent lineup featuring acts like ADAM FREELAND, TOKIMONSTA, JAI WOLF, M.A.N.D.Y, WONKERS, LUCENT DOSSIER, KRADDY, J. PHLIP, and many more.
THE DO LAB was also lucky to have fellow COACHELLA acts like GLASS ANIMALS, TYCHO, ODESZA and more stop by to hang throughout the weekend.
Check out the photo selects and video below if you were not lucky enough to attend:
More about Lucent Dossier Experience
Coachella Do Lab headliner both weekends
Lucent Dossier Experience (whose name loosely translates to “a collection of glowing light“) is a Los Angeles cirque style interactive, avant-garde circus, electronic rock band, performance troupe and entertainment company performing world wide. The company’s performances combine live original music and vocals with circus arts, dance, aerial arts and fire performances.
The troupe has been described as a “high-concept, steampunk-meets-neotribal performance ensemble” and its immersive spectacles as a “post-apocalyptic,” “exotic wonderland“. And that description could not be more perfect!
Performers in Lucent’s theatrical spectacles include singers, musicians, acrobats, aerial artists, stilt walkers, fire dancers, tribal belly dancers, a wide variety of other dancers (hip hop, burlesque, and Tahitian) , spoken word poets, clowns, contortionists, elves, a bearded lady, a snake charmer / dancer, jugglers and a sword swallower.
Lucent Dossier‘s original music style creates a “surreal soundtrack” and has its base in electronica, but uses live instruments to fill out the sound that include violins, sitars, guitars, drums, bass, hung, and more.
Lucent Dossier Experience “is recognized for their interactive, surrealistic performance that breaks barriers between them and the audience”.
Over the years their original music has been produced by Dream Rockwell, Rick Alick and Super Tall Pall of Helios Jive, Chris Komoshko, KRADDY, Atla Gadret, Metaphase, Nikita Sorkin, David Block, Stephan Jacobs, Maggie Lally, all under the collective Lucent Dossier Experience.
Lucent’s aerial performers use both traditional aerial apparatus such as trapeze, aerial silk, aerial hoop, span sets, aerial rope orb, Spanish web, as well as custom-made aerial apparatus unique to the group, including a large aerial moon, mechanical Lotus flower, bird cage, Star tetrahedron, spider web, straps (similar in effect to a straitjacket), and aerial carousel.
Fire performers work with different styles of tools including fire staff, fire poi, fire fans, fire hoop, fire sword, fire knives, fire cups, fire rope, fire chains, aerial fire acts, and fire nunchaku.
The interactive portions of Lucent’s performances include oracle or tarot readings,rose water foot baths, gypsies offering herbal elixirs, a tribal temporary tattoo parlor, a “Music Shack” where songs are custom-written, Post Portal Post Office where lost letters are delivered from other dimensions and performed on the spot for guests, and a “Transformation Station” where audience members can receive fantasy hair and makeup applications.
All the performers dress in fantastical costumes and makeup unique to Lucent Dossier. Their costuming often consists of recycled and found objects that might include the bones, wings, teeth and feathers of animals found dead either on the side of the road or in the forest. They are known for their custom body airbrush tattoo makeup, a look they originated in 2005. This tribal body art gives them their signature otherworldly, haute couture look.
Click through the photos below and click on each image to enlarge & view as a slideshow.
Photos by: Daniel Zetterstrom
Photos by: Watchara